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  1. American Eartime - These Are The Top Podcast Apps

    iHeartRadio is a monster. So much so that people have had the app open 206% more than the next best competitor. We took a look at the top podcast apps by total session time in the U.S. in Q3 2018.

2. Fantasy Football Players Declining in U.S.

I love playing fantasy football, and since I don’t watch romantic comedies, this is really the only thing that can make me both laugh and cry in the same sitting. I’ve been in a highly competitive league with my college friends for six years and counting, so in my own little world I had assumed fantasy football was growing to new amazing heights each year. However, I learned the combined number of MAUs from the top 5 season-long fantasy football apps has dropped 27.4% from 2015 to 2018.

Nuggets:

Since Musical.ly was rebranded into TikTok (August 2nd), its U.S. App Store rank has steadily grown 28 spots. Now Facebook is building a competitor.

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Uber Eats doubled the number of restaurants on its platform, in less than a year, to 160,000. Because of its rideshare business, the infrastructure for food delivery already exists. The plan is (as DMX would say) to stop, drop, shut 'em down, and open up shop.

FDMS

 Tidbits:

  1. TechCrunch: Lime will open brick-and-mortar scooter ‘lifestyle stores’
  2. The Verge: Want to understand the future of Android in Europe? Look at China
  3. Fyber: Hyper casual: Inside the design and monetization of mobile’s hit genre
  4. Applift: Sub-Saharan African Mobile Market: Rule of the Mobile Money

See something we should have covered? Just reply back and let me know.

-Adam

Communications Lead & Mobile Researcher
Apptopia, Inc.
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